Reply To: Wish Me Luck

November 9, 2013 at 4:54 am

GH, please pardon my poor choice of words “US government reports”. Just because they are published on a website run by the government does not necessarily imply the government affirms the correctness of the content.

For clarification purposes – Some of PubMed Central’s reports are NIH-sponsored, some are peer-approved by the medical community, and all must conform to certain quality standards: “A journal will be deemed to be eligible for inclusion in PMC if the NLM Selection and Acquisition Section determines that it conforms to the scientific quality criteria specified in the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine.” More PMC requirements can be found here: